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Deliciously Healthy Raisin Bread
Deliciously Healthy Raisin Bread
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                                                                          Photo credit: G. Drakopoulos - Food Styling: T. Webb

I cannot possibly tell you enough about this recipe! It’s super healthy and super delicious! And to make it even better, I’m giving you the option to make it with a mixer AND WITHOUT!! You really have to make it! You will absolutely LOVE it!!

Without a mixer

  • In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients, apart from the raisins.
  • In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients and then add them to the dry ingredients.
  • Mix with a spoon and when all of the ingredients are combined and then continue mixing with your hands.
  • Knead for 5 minutes. The mixture should still be quite wet. Add the raisins and mix just to distribute.
  • Transfer dough to a bowl that has been brushed with olive oil.
  • Dust with some flour, cover with plastic wrap and make 2-3 holes in the wrap.
  • Allow the dough to rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • When the dough has risen, transfer to a lightly floured working surface and cut it into 16 pieces. Knead them into any shape you like. I prefer braids.
  • Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and add 8 pieces to each baking pan.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  • To make the honey glaze, place a saucepan over very low heat and add the extra 1 tablespoon of butter and the honey. Mix until the butter melts and the honey thins out.
  • Brush the glaze over the raisin breads while they are still hot.

With a mixer

  • In a large bowl, whisk the milk, honey, butter and egg. If you don’t have enough time to wait for the milk to reach room temperature you can heat it on its own in the microwave or in a small saucepan just to heat it up a bit. I wouldn’t recommend that you do this or be very careful not to let the temperature of the milk reach above 40* C (104* F) because if it does it will ruin the yeast and then the bread won’t rise.
  • Set this mixture aside and prepare the dry ingredients.
  • Beat the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, salt and yeast in a mixer with the hook attachment.
  • Add the milk mixture and beat on high heat for 6-8 minutes, until the dough pulls back from the sides of the bowl but still sticks to the bottom.
  • Add the raisins and beat just to distribute. Generally, the dough will should be quite wet so DON’T add any more flour!
  • Transfer dough to a bowl that has been brushed with olive oil.
  • Dust with some flour, cover with plastic wrap and make 2-3 holes in the wrap.
  • Allow the dough to rise for about 1 hour or until it doubles in size.
  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • When the dough has risen, transfer to a lightly floured working surface and cut it into 16 pieces. Knead them into any shape you like. I prefer braids.
  • Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper and add 8 pieces to each baking pan.
  • Bake for 13-14 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow them to cool on a wire rack.
  • To make the honey glaze, place a saucepan over very low heat and add the extra 1 tablespoon of butter and the honey. Mix until the butter melts and the honey thins out.
  • Brush the glaze over the raisin breads while they are still hot.
Tip
You can add as many raisins as you like! You can even mix in some black raisins. They are smaller but very tasty!
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per 100 gr.

271
Calories (kcal)
14 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

5.9
Total Fat (g)
8 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

3.3
Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

46.0
Total Carbs (g)
18 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

19.6
Sugars (g)
22 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

6.6
Protein (g)
13 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.4
Fibre (g)
14 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.1
Sodium (g)
2 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.